Seven weeks ago the Hawks were in danger of becoming just the second team in the club’s 35-year history to finish with the wooden spoon.
But after winning six of their past seven games, they are now on the cusp of a top-four finish.
If they beat arch rivals Sydney on Friday night at WIN Entertainment Centre, the Hawks will qualify for the semi-finals for the third time in the last five years.
Tip off: 7.30pm; WIN Entertainment Centre.
Tickets (while they last): 4229 7722 or online via Ticketek.
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